The Michaelmas edition is out!

We're proud to announce that the first Chronicle edition of the academic year is now out! You'll be able to find it in the porters' lodge, the common room, ​and the library at Lucy. Go and grab your copy! If you've contributed to our crowdfunding with £10 or more, we'll be contacting you soon to arrange the shipping details. You'll also receive a password that will allow you to have online access to this edition, under the "current edition" tab above. Don't forget you can subscribe to the our magazine at any time by clicking on the "subscriptions" tab! We … Continue reading The Michaelmas edition is out!

Forum on Feminism: In Full

~ All responses to forum questions have been ordered alphabetically ~ Can you give us details about your relationship with feminism, and what it means to you? Alex A: I don't remember a time where I didn't identify as a feminist, mainly because my mum (who is a mega-feminist) always encouraged critical ways of thinking about gender, and the potential limitations that women face such as unequal pay and discrimination in the workplace. However, when I was younger, feminism seemed very simple to me – largely to do with second wave feminist issues about gender and the problems women face … Continue reading Forum on Feminism: In Full

Why I self-identify as a feminist

by Amy Heidi I remember reading an opinion piece in the Chronicle a couple of years ago on "Why I couldn't care less about feminism". While the author and I share the same faith, we do not share the same background; she was "a brown skinned British Muslim with Indian parents", I am an international student who hails from Brunei, a tiny kingdom located on an island in the middle of Southeast Asia. I have a mixed and diverse Asian ancestry that I do not identify as being wholly either South or East Asian. Unlike Ateka, who faced greater discrimination … Continue reading Why I self-identify as a feminist

Welfare is Political

by Laura Carman & Nat Abbott People often don’t believe you’re in crisis; they think this level of crisis is normal because of what they've seen before. Sometimes Cambridge can be the cause and accuser of the blame. This is not a happy piece. As Lemony Snicket once said: “If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other books. In this book, not only is there no happy ending, there is no happy beginning and very few happy things in the middle.” People here are really suffering and it is likely more … Continue reading Welfare is Political

Anarchy or Autarky? The dark side of the Bitcoin revolution

by Emma Sims The volatile cryptocurrency’s value rose 900% in 2017, but at what human cost? Lucy Cavendish College is a multidisciplinary haven, one where intellectual vitality abounds. But a tendency to veer towards academic insularity isn’t uncommon, with HSPSers despairing over Durkheim, and the Englings, Dante. It’s nice – and often necessary – to broaden your exposure to other disciplines, other schools of thought, other arenas of study. And yes, while we’re all entitled to audit other courses (Intro to Microeconomics, anyone?), I’m yet to meet anyone who’s actually had the wherewithal to pedal down to Sidgewick and attend … Continue reading Anarchy or Autarky? The dark side of the Bitcoin revolution

Revolution Blues

In the first in our three-part series on women’s football, the Chronicle talks to Linnea Gradin about her newly acquired Cambridge Blue and the future of the game at Cambridge and beyond. Hi Linnea, and congratulations on getting your Blue! Thank you! Can you start by telling us a bit about your career in football so far? I started playing when I was six years old, at home in Sweden. My mum forced me to go to a taster session – I really didn’t want to go, she made me, I went, and I loved it. And I never really … Continue reading Revolution Blues

Transgender acceptance

By Laura Carman On Thursday, 19 October Lucy Cavendish College held a panel on inclusivity guidelines for transgender students. I attended this event with high hopes of hearing how Lucians can encourage policy change that follows the recent decision of Murray Edwards College. The revised policy at Murray Edwards states that the college “will consider any student who, at the point of application, identifies as female and, where they have been identified as male at birth, has taken steps to live in the female gender". Legally, this means the college will no longer be bound by the Gender Recognition Act … Continue reading Transgender acceptance

From Refugee to PhD

The Chronicle meets Rabia Nasimi, and gets to know the woman behind the headlines. Rabia Nasimi, a woman already widely recognized for her work and achievements, is now a very busy first year PhD student here at Lucy Cavendish College. She has well-defined interests within her chosen field of sociology already at 23, and she serves as the Chronicle’s BME (Black, Minority, Ethnic) Editor - helping make the Lucy Cavendish community more vibrant and diverse. On top of making great academic and extracurricular contributions to Cambridge, she continues to support, when possible, the work of the Afghanistan and Central Asian … Continue reading From Refugee to PhD